by Paul Devlin 17/4/2013
Product: Tactical Assassin
Developer: Simon Hason Design
Publisher: Simon Hason Design
Format: Android, iPhone
At the risk of ending up on some sort of police watch list for saying it, I'll admit to being rather partial to sniping games. Okay, arrest me now, officer.
There's something about patiently and meticulously selecting your target and waiting for the ideal moment to strike that appeals to many gamers' innate desire to control the world from a comfortable distance. Plus, headshots.
Tactical Assassin ticks a lot of the sniping game boxes, with an enjoyable line in puzzle-like challenges (where targets need to be prioritised based on mission clues), yet it's hobbled by horrible default gyroscopic aiming and some sloppy design choices that grate the longer you play.
Smart missions that demand players think rather than blindly fire make Tactical Assassin an appealing blast, so it's a shame the shoddy controls undermine your sniping skills
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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